Jobs at Ravenwood

I was looking for meaningful work that would be of valuable service to people, community, and the planet.  Well, I found that in Ravenwood, AND so much more!” -Ann Campbell

About Working for Ravenwood

Do you want to connect deeply with nature and community, and help others to do the same? Do you want to give your best while you help others grow and learn? Ravenwood offers many opportunities for people from all backgrounds to help make the world a better place, while earning a living and creating supportive community around you.

As a field staff member, you can help make the world a better place by playing games, telling stories, singing songs, asking questions about plants and animals – while teaching crafts and skills and exploring beautiful wild places.  As an administrator, you can support field staff in doing their direct work changing kids’ lives, while you do the work of keeping our community connected in fun, healthy and regenerative ways.

Positions Available

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Full-Time Career Naturalist Field Instructor and Program Co-director

The Nature Connection Field Instructor/Co-director will serve as a primary, full-time, year-round field staff for Ravenwood as well as a member of the field and administrative team managing programs. This hire will work in a team with the other Nature Connection Leadership team staff to co-manage and co-lead field programs throughout the year. Through their work designing and implementing nature-based programs, this hire will help participants develop social-emotional learning and life skills such as self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making while connecting participants to the natural world. Administrative supporting duties include meeting and planning with the staff and admin team, communicating with parents, maintenance of gear and supplies, managing program logistics, writing and managing program grants, and other administrative duties as assigned. This hire will help support a regenerative work culture sustaining Ravenwood’s ability to create positive change into the future.

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Summer Nature Connection Mentor

The Nature Connection Mentor will work as part of a team of 3 other staff (two Lead Mentors and one other Mentor), with assistance from trained volunteers and youth Mentors in Training (MITs), to co-plan and co-facilitate the Wilderness Kids Club day camps. 

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How to Apply

Submit a letter of interest via email with resume and three professional references to Jay Bresee, jay@ravenwoodolc.org.  Selected candidates will be asked to schedule a personal interview (Zoom, telephone, or similar connection options are possible) at a mutually agreeable time.

What people are saying about working for Ravenwood:

 

“I just finished working my fifth season with Ravenwood this past fall.  When I started working for Brett back in the Spring of 2010 as a Nature Connection Mentor, I really had no idea what I was signing up for.  I was looking for meaningful work that would be of valuable service to people, community, and the planet.  

“Well, I found that in Ravenwood, AND so much more!  The 8 Shields model of Deep Nature Connection is a personally transformative model of mentoring and learning, and it has a far reaching impact on community and the greater world.  When we learn to connect deeply with nature, we can’t help but learn to connect with ourselves and others too.  We can’t help but cultivate empathy and a sense of interconnectedness to everything, and that is the fuel for long-term, effective change.  …

“I would recommend this job for anyone interested in making a positive difference through meaningful work, and for anyone who is interested in having fun while doing it!  You will laugh, cry and sing more than you ever have, and maybe all at the same time.”

-Ann Campbell

Former Lead Staff

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